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A decade after Pakistan's first female leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, her son Bilawal is striving to reclaim his mother's mantle, the latest act in a Shakespearean saga of tragedy and power. But reviving the wilted fortunes of his family's political dynasty ahead of a general election due next year will be a tough ask for the Oxford-educated scion, who at 29 years old has never held political office.His family once dominated Pakistani politics. Grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto founded the Pakistan Peoples Party and ascended to the highest civil office in the land, followed by Benazir, who became prime minister twice and was running a third time when she was killed in a gun and bomb attack on Dec. 27, 2007 .Bilawal's grandfather Zulfikar forged the PPP in southern Sindh province 50 years ago, his slogan of "roti, kapra, makkan" ("bread, clothing, shelter") turning the party founded by a feudal landlord into Pakistan's first populist force.Benazir, as her son would be decades later, was soon thrust into the spotlight.Following Zia's death in 1988, she was elected prime minister at the age of 35 .
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